Category Archives: Corporate Law

The 5 Most Important Negotiation Skills You Must Master

For in-house counsel, negotiation is part of your essential skill-set. Everyone has their own favorite negotiation skills and tactics. Here are some of the most important negotiation skills according to a business coach with decades of experience: “Think of all the times and places in your business week you negotiate:  With new hires and existing employees; with sales prospects and long-term clients; with vendors and suppliers. If you’re a business owner or leader, you need to know how to negotiate. This is non-negotiable. Here are the five most important negotiation skills you should focus on first. Each of these skills has proven to be worth millions to me and my clients over the past 25 years.” Read: The 5 Most Important Negotiation Skills You Must Master at Inc.com The post The 5 Most Important Negotiation Skills You Must Master appeared first on InhouseBlog... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Call for Papers: Contractual Governance

From our friends at the AALS Section on Business Associations: Call for Papers for Section on Business Association Program on Contractual Governance: the Role of Private Ordering at the 2019 AALS Annual Meeting The AALS Section on Business Associations is….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Guest Post: Sexual Misconduct Claims: How Charitable is Your D&O Policy?

Mark Sutton Karen Boto Among other things, the media clamor about claims of sexual misconduct involving high profile politicians and business executives has in some instances led to D&O claims, as I recently noted. In the following guest post, Mark Sutton and Karen Bolo of the Clyde & Co. law firm take a look at this phenomenon, with particular attention to the specific circumstances at two prominent U.K. charities. I would like to thank Mark and Karen for allowing me to publish their article as a guest post on this site. I welcome guest post submissions from responsible authors on topics of interest to this blog’s readers. Please contact me directly if you would like to submit a guest post. Here is Mark and Karen’s guest post.   **********************************************   The headlines over recent months have been dominated by grave allegations of sexual misconduct by politicians, celebrities, sports players and high profile executives.….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Canadian Securities Administrators are seeking comments on soliciting dealer arrangements

The Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) have issued CSA Staff Notice 61-303 and Request for Comment – Soliciting Dealer Arrangements (the “Notice”) on the use of soliciting dealer arrangements. “Soliciting dealer arrangements” generally refer to agreements entered into between issuers and investment dealers under which the issuer agrees to pay to the dealers a fee for each security successfully solicited to tender to a bid in the case of a take-over bid, or to vote in favour of a matter requiring securityholder approval. In many cases, the payment of any fee is contingent on “success” and/or only if votes are cast in a particular manner. The recent use of soliciting dealer arrangements in the context of contested director elections has raised substantial controversy. For example, in a previous blog, we reported on the decision of the Alberta Securities Commission (the “ASC”) in PointNorth Capital Inc.….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Corporate Political Activism 5.0

Elizabeth Pollman & Jordan M. Barry, Regulatory Entrepreneurship, 90 S. Cal. L. Rev. 383 (2017), available at SSRN. Omari Simmons Regulatory Entrepreneurship by Elizabeth Pollman and Jordan Barry provides a must-read thought provoking descriptive account of how certain companies influence and shape regulation in the modern economy. In short, “regulatory entrepreneurship” describes companies’ attempts to dismantle, weaken, and exploit gray areas in the preexisting regulatory architecture that impede a particular line of business. With clear illustrations the article sheds new light on the tactics employed by some of today’s fastest growing companies such as Uber and Airbnb to surmount regulatory obstacles. Article’s Findings The article distinguishes regulatory entrepreneurship (“RE”) from more reactive traditional modes of corporate political activism and lobbying where companies insulate themselves from….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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